August 19th, 2016

20 Questions with Kelly O'Neil

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Kelly O'Neil
O'Neil is a libero for Mercy / photo by Holly Koval

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

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On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Kelly O'Neil

Age: 18

Current school: Mercy

Current Sports playing: Volleyball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Michael

Colleges considering or attending: Verbal commitment to University of Arizona

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Winning State and National Championship for Mercy in 2014.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Chicken Quesadilla.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? If I could actually sing I would chose Something in the Water by Carrie Underwood.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Kerri Walsh because she gives 100 percent in all aspects of her life.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? Elf – "Bye Buddy I hope you find your dad"

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith gives me strength which helps me take on a leadership role.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Tom and Jerry.

8. All-time favorite board game? Sorry.

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone, Instagram.

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Texas Roadhouse.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The closest reality show I watch is The Voice.

12. What is your greatest fear? I fear sharks.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Always being positive.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Steak N' Shake burger or Chocolate Hershey Bar.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 5 or 6 p.m. because that's when I get to eat dinner.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Kell Bell, because it rhymed

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Presbyterian Homes.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Playing different kinds of musical instruments.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Forward because I think it would be interesting to see what life would be like and all the new technology.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would ask my dad. " Why can't I be as tall as my uncles?

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